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ERIC Number: ED024631
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Nov
Pages: 4
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The Inner-City Teacher and Violence: Suggestions for Action Research.
Foster, Herbert L.
Phi Delta Kappan, v50 n3 p172-75 Nov 1968
To date, efforts to educate the disadvantaged child have failed because most teachers and administrators have been unable to transcend the gulf between his culture and their own. Two concepts, however, are basic to any suggestions about educating the disadvantaged. First, it is possible to educate children "by providing a model for emulation and identification." Second, children frequently test their teachers on the basis of their own cultural frame of reference. Although he may be frightened by the physically aggressive acts of the disadvantaged child, the teacher must not panic; he must develop ways to communicate self-confidence and security to the child. It is suggested that action research be utilized to train school personnel in physical intervention techniques of restraining children (not to be confused with corporal punishment) and to develop school personnel such as the "crisis teacher," who removes the disruptive child from the classroom. (SG)
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